The game board is a spiral with notches. I put them in intervals of 5. Don’t make too many notches because it makes the game too long, and the kids get bored. Here is what our board looks like:
First you make 24 small cards (I cut up orange card stock) with 4 sets of numbers from 0-10. Then you make a second set of 24 small cards. These will be the “instruction” cards. I took Peggy Kaye’s suggestion and used 6 blank index cards and cut them into quarters to get 24 smaller cards. You make: 8 adds, 6 subtracts, 7 double one numbers, and 3 lose one turns.
You pick 2 number cards and 1 instruction card. You might get a 6 and a 3 number card and an instruction card that says add. So, then you would move ahead 9 notches on the board. If the instruction says subtract then you would move ahead 3 notches. If it says lose a turn then you don’t move. If it says to double one number then you take the larger number and double it – in this case, you’d move ahead 12 notches. You take turns until someone goes around the spiral and wins the game. As usual we used our Math U See manipulatives to aide in the game.